List of cities and towns of Hungary

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Towns and villages in Hungary

Hungary has 3,152 localities as of July 15, 2013. 346 towns (Hungarian term: város, plural: városok; the terminology doesn't distinguish between cities and towns – the term town is used in official translations) and 2,806 villages (Hungarian: község, plural: községek). The number of towns can change, since villages can be elevated to town status by act of the President. The capital Budapest has a special status and is not included in any county while 23 of the towns are so-called urban counties (megyei jogú város – town with county rights). All county seats except Budapest are urban counties.


Four of the cities (Budapest, Miskolc, Győr, and Pécs) have agglomerations, and the Hungarian Statistical Office distinguishes seventeen other areas in earlier stages of agglomeration development. [1]

The largest city is the capital, Budapest, the smallest town is Pálháza with 1038 inhabitants (2010). The largest village is Solymár (population: 10,123 as of 2010) There are more than 100 villages with fewer than 100 inhabitants while the smallest villages have fewer than 20 inhabitants.

Largest cities in Hungary

   County seat. Note that there is a total of 19 counties of Hungary + Budapest - the capital Budapest doubles as a county (called Budapest or Budapest város) and the seat of the separate Pest County (Pest megye) which surrounds Budapest but does not actually include the capital city.

Bold: Town with county rights (megyei jogú város).

Over 100,000 (big cities)

City / town County PopulationPeak population Metropolitan area
1949 Census1990 Census2011 Census2020 Estimate
1. Budapest Budapest (Pest)1,590,3162,016,6811,733,6851,750,216 Increase2.svg2,113,034 (1989)2,992,554
2. Debrecen Hajdú-Bihar 115,399212,235211,340201,112 Decrease2.svg217,706 (1994)320,145
3. Szeged Csongrád-Csanád 104,867175,301168,048160,258 Decrease2.svg178,878 (1994)240,023
4. Miskolc Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 109,841196,442167,754152,901 Decrease2.svg211,345 (1985)284,997
5. Pécs Baranya 89,470170,039156,049141,843 Decrease2.svg172,177 (1994)245,102
6. Győr Győr-Moson-Sopron 69,583129,331129,527133,946 Increase2.svg133,946 (2020)254,372
7. Nyíregyháza Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg 56,334114,152119,746116,814 Decrease2.svg119,746 (2011)233,354
8. Kecskemét Bács-Kiskun 61,730102,516111,411110,373 Decrease2.svg112,233 (2010)185,778

50,000–100,000 (medium-sized cities)

City / town County PopulationTop population Metropolitan area
1949 Census1990 Census2011 Census2020 Estimate
9. Székesfehérvár Fejér 42,260108,958100,57096,529 Decrease2.svg109,762 (1993)270,835
10. Szombathely Vas 47,58985,61778,88478,591 Decrease2.svg85,932 (1994)147,933
11. Szolnok Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok 37,52078,32872,95370,554 Decrease2.svg80,859 (1994)-
12. Érd Pest 16,44443,32763,63169,431 Increase2.svg69,431 (2020) Budapest
13. Tatabánya Komárom-Esztergom 40,22174,27767,75366,141 Decrease2.svg75,921 (1980)-
14. Sopron Győr-Moson-Sopron 36,50655,08360,54863,065 Increase2.svg63,065 (2020)-
15. Kaposvár Somogy 37,94571,78866,24560,656 Decrease2.svg74,101 (1979)-
16. Veszprém Veszprém 20,68263,86761,72159,119 Decrease2.svg65,789 (1994)-
17. Békéscsaba Békés 44,05367,15762,05058,654 Decrease2.svg68,044 (1980)-
18. Zalaegerszeg Zala 21,66862,21259,49956,722 Decrease2.svg62,908 (1994)-
19. Eger Heves 32,35261,89256,56951,894 Decrease2.svg63,794 (1994)-

30,000–50,000 (towns)

City / town County PopulationTop population Metropolitan area
1949 Census2011 Census2020 Estimate
20. Nagykanizsa Zala 33,15849,02646,049 Decrease2.svg54,052 (1990)-
21. Dunakeszi Pest 11,02940,54543,863 Increase2.svg43,863 (2020) Budapest
22. Dunaújváros Fejér 3,94948,48443,310 Decrease2.svg60,736 (1980)-
23. Hódmezővásárhely Csongrád-Csanád 49,41746,04743,149 Decrease2.svg54,486 (1980) Szeged
24. Szigetszentmiklós Pest 5,86534,70840,105 Increase2.svg40,105 (2020) Budapest
25. Cegléd Pest 35,23736,64535,477 Increase2.svg40,644 (1980)-
26. Mosonmagyaróvár Győr-Moson-Sopron 16,54632,00434,218 Increase2.svg34,218 (2020)-
27. Baja Bács-Kiskun 27,93636,26734,155 Decrease2.svg39,822 (1994)-
28. Vác Pest 21,28733,83133,091 Increase2.svg34,866 (1980) Budapest
29. Salgótarján Nógrád 32,57137,26232,982 Decrease2.svg50,120 (1980)-
30. Gödöllő Pest 12,21632,52232,101 Increase2.svg32,437 (2016) Budapest
31. Ózd Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén 29,18434,48131,748 Decrease2.svg48,636 (1981)-
32. Szekszárd Tolna 16,35434,29631,544 Decrease2.svg39,005 (1989)-
33. Pápa Veszprém 24,29131,84530,330 Decrease2.svg33,846 (1990)-
34. Hajdúböszörmény Hajdú-Bihar 30,31531,72530,117 Decrease2.svg33,685 (1960)-

All other towns in Hungary

25,000 – 15,000

15,000 – 5,000

< 5,000

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Out of Hungary's ten largest cities in 1910, five are now located outside of Hungary as a result of post-World War I border changes.

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